A Weston Dentist That Offers Both Implants and Crowns
Even if you are someone who practices great dental hygiene you may eventually suffer tooth loss due to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or an injury. In the past, there weren’t a lot of options if you lost a tooth, dentures and bridges were about it. The good news is that today dental implants are available.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are a process where your dentist will replace your tooth’s root to provide a foundation for a replacement tooth. Replacement teeth can be either replaceable like dentures or more permanent ones, that are crafted to match your own teeth.
Why should I choose dental implants?
There are a number of advantages to dental implants over other forms of tooth replacement.
- Comfort. Since they are fixed to your mouth they are far more comfortable than removable dentures.
- Appearance. They provide an improved appearance and are designed to look and feel like your own teeth.
- Better speech. Dentures can slip causing you to mumble while implants are more secure and allow you to speak more clearly.
- They last. With good care, dental implants can last for the remainder of your life.
- Easier maintenance. No more removing dentures and dealing with adhesives.
- Easier to eat. Implants are much closer to functioning like your own teeth than dentures. They allow you to eat with without pain and discomfort.
- Better oral health. Putting in a bridge often means altering other teeth. With a dental implant, your own teeth are left intact allowing you easier access to brush and floss.
What is the procedure?
Titanium or titanium alloy anchors are placed in your jaw bone to support crowns or bridges. It then takes about 12 weeks for the jawbone to heal around the implanted post. An abutment, which is a small connector post is then attached to hold the new tooth. Once your dentist completes the implant your dentist will make a crown, which is a replacement tooth, to fill the gap in your smile.
Patients who could more conveniently visit a Plantation Dentist or a Fort Lauderdale Dentist often travel the extra distance to see Aylmer because of his experience and dedication to restorative care. If you’re looking for a Weston Dentist that offers implants as well as family and restorative dentistry than make an appointment with us today.